Our research

The “Research” section of our personal website covers our published work in academic dance research (ethnography, anthropology and ethnochoreology) and our involvement in local dance practice.

Please see our website at eliznik.org.uk for dance, costume, music and ethnography.

Academia.eduYou can find on us Academic.edu – Liz Mellish and Nick Green – where many papers are available, just follow the link to Academia.edu below the abstract.

Our ongoing research projects include:

  • Festivals and contemporary festivities in Banat
  • Romanian dancers and dance ensembles – lives and histories
  • The history and connections of Balkan dancing in the UK

We are active members of two ICTM study groups

Romanian traditional dance books

Over the past century more than 200 collections of national and traditional dances have been published in Romania. The table below includes all that I know about, however, there are more books, particularly those with small print runs and those that have been produced more recently. A few are authored …read more

Hora din Banat: un dans pentru comunitate

Regiunea Banatului poate fi împărţită în linii mari în trei zone etnografice – câmpia Banatului, dealuri şi munţi. In toate cele trei zone, Hora este cel mai inclusiv dans din comunitate. Hora este folosită pentru a deschide evenimente şi este un element esenţial în ciclul vieţii si la obiceiuri si …read more

Publications authored by Anca Giurchescu

Anca Giurchescu (1930-2015), etnochoreologist and Romanian dance researcher, published numerous works in many languages during her career covering over six decades. This page lists the majority of her works in the table below. Anca’s academic publications can be roughly divided by years into three groups: 1) 1957-1979 – Articles published …read more

Meter in dance and music

This blog note explains the way I (as a partially competent musician) have rationalised the concept of ‘meter’ from the perspective of dancing (at which I am more competent). The problem to somehow mediate between a dance concept and the established de facto western classical musical understanding of ‘meter’. From …read more